Doctoral students are financed by a scholarship during the first 14 months (1.200 €/month) of their studies. Afterwards,students are either funded by a continuation scholarship or teaching/research assistantships at the University of Mannheim. Students are also encouraged to actively pursue external funding options themselves.
The Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim offers excellent opportunities for highly motivated students with a quantitative orientation to pursue their doctoral degree in Accounting, Finance or Taxation.
Our highly regarded doctoral programs enroll an average of 15 students each year and comprises 30% of internationals in the students’ body. The faculty is dedicated to anchoring all teaching and research firmly in the core disciplines. The first year of the program lays the critical foundation necessary for later work in field courses and dissertation and paves a path for the students to work in intense collaboration with our dynamic and outstanding faculty to learn the craft of research. This occurs both in theoretical projects and in empirical fields, where learning-by-doing transfers information about data sets, research strategy, and econometric tools. These programs also offer links to other interesting disciplines and integrate them into a coherent curriculum conforming to top international standards. The research results by our students and graduates are regularly published in the leading journals.
Our graduates have undertaken distinguished careers in academics, industry, and government. They are currently enriching some of the best departments and research facilities worldwide as professors, assistant professors or post-docs.
Our program in Accounting spans over the fields of Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, and Auditing and provides students with core competencies in analytical, empirical, and normative research methods as well as a profound knowledge of the relevant institutional details in their field.
Our program in Finance spans over the fields of Asset Pricing, Banking, Behavioral Finance and Decision Making, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Investment Management, as well as Insurance and Risk Management. It provides students with core competencies in analytical, empirical, and normative research methods as well as a profound knowledge of the relevant institutional details in their field. The reason for this strong empirical orientation in our Finance program is the availability of excellent databases. These market data are often supplemented by data on individual decision making and by data on non-traded financial contracts, all available at the University of Mannheim.
Our program in Taxation works in close collaboration with researchers affiliated to the newly established Mannheim Taxation Science Campus (MaTax) responsible for bundling their expertise in tax research across the disciplines of business administration, economics, law, and political science. The program spans over the fields of Company Taxation, Public Finance, Innovation Taxation, Taxation of the Financial Sector, Tax Harmonization in the European Union, International and European Tax Law, Tax Competition, Behavioral Responses to Taxation, and Tax Incidence. It provides doctoral students with core competencies in analytical, empirical, and normative research methods as well as a profound knowledge of the relevant institutional details in their field.
Do not miss this unique opportunity to become part of a leading doctoral program and APPLY NOW! We are looking forward to your application.
- Commitment to best international practice focused on excellence in research
- Innovative research topics under the supervision of leading research professors
- Outstanding study and research facilities such as your own office or full IT support
- International research community
- Supportive and collaborative administration
- Placement activities and support
Aplication Deadline: March 31, 2017.
Applications handed in before January 31 will be treated as early applications and decided on before the official deadline.
- The prerequisite for admission is either a four-year bachelor's degree or a master's degree (or equivalent) in the respective field.
- Applicants from neighboring fields can be admitted if the academic background is judged to be sufficient.